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Bord Gais has begun the sale of its energy division, which supplies electricity and natural gas to businesses and consumers, opening the door to potential bidders.

Bord Gáis formally kicked off the first of what will be two bidding rounds for its energy division, which the State-owned comp(...)

The National Lottery generated €225.3 million for good causes last year, the lowest amount in six years, on the back of falling ticket sales. H(...)

People attending the “Walk in the Woods” protest on Sunday.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is moving closer to dropping its plan to sell off the harvesting rights of State forestry company Coillt(...)

Privatisation of State-owned forestry company Coillte looks increasingly unlikely, Minister for Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte has told the Dáil. Photograph: The Irish Times

Privatisation of State-owned forestry company Coillte looks increasingly unlikely, Minister for Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin is expected to bring proposals before Cabinet by May 14th for legislation to cut the pay bill if there is no prospect of a negotiated agreement. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Government is prepared to offer some limited concessions to unions on its plans to reduce the cost of the public service pay and pensions b(...)

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton giving a speech last weekend  in which she said we have “reached the limits of austerity now”. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

The outbreak of political posturing by elements in both Coalition parties over the past week is a worrying signal that after two years in offic(...)

Ministers have signalled that if there is no negotiated agreemnent with unions the Government will introduction legislation to provide for the savings.

The Government is looking at a combination of pay cuts, the indefinite freezing of increments and changes to premium and overtime payments for (...)

The  President of the High Court  Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns who directed yesterday that additional sittings would take place in September. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The High Court will hold extra sittings during the traditional summer holiday this year, a move that will be seen as a gesture from judges afte(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte: said there was ’no particular will on behalf of the Government’ to impose redundancies. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications, Energy, and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte said this morning the Government has ruled out compulsory redundancies in i(...)

Sinn Féin TD Mary Lou McDonald:  The Taoiseach was “making it clear” that Croke Park II was still on the table.

The Government expects a response in two weeks’ time from trade unions as to whether there is “room for negotiation” on the ou(...)

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